Class 1W is a fun ‘Foundation Phase’ class, full of opportunities to learn and develop.
Mrs Watkins and Mrs Exton run the class with help from Mrs Millership and Miss Griffin.
We start our day playing with our friends in the playground until the bell goes and we line up.
We hang our coats up on our peg in the cloakroom and then sit on our spots on the carpet ready for Mrs Watkins to take the attendance and lunch register. The Helpwr Heddiw (Helper of the day) takes the registers to the office.
Then we begin our learning journey with Mrs Watkins!
After working with Mrs Watkins, WILF (the African Grey Parrot) tells us What he Is Looking For and we go to where WILF sends us to learn.
We have assembly at 10 o’clock and afterwards we go out to play. During break time we eat our fruit, visit the bathroom and use the water fountain.
It is lots of fun in our class. We can go to the reading area to find out using lots of different types of books; some we’ve even made ourselves! Or we can go to the investigation table to look at objects related to our topic – we like to bring things from home to put on this table!
There’s the language area where we can play lots of games to improve our phonics and grammar, or the writing station where we practise all different kinds of writing, including practising our handwriting.
There’s a small world area with street maps and ‘beebots’ and a creative area where we make lots of wonderful things. The maths area improves our number, shape and data handling and in the construction area we design and make hundreds of things such as buildings, vehicles, dragons etc etc etc! Our teacher also lets us choose apparatus so we can practise throwing, jumping, catching, etc outside the classroom.
We bring our PE kit to school on Wednesday and Thursday. We wear a t-shirt and shorts, with daps for our feet. If we go outside we have trainers in our bag and sometimes tracksuits if the weather is very cold. Nobody wears jewellery and if we have long hair we tie it up.
If Mrs Watkins wants us to listen she claps 3 times and we stop, put things down, look and listen. When we do good sitting, listening, thinking and working she gives us stickers and ‘chances’. We put our chance in the special box and we choose a winner every Friday. They get to do a silly dance and win a prize!
If we forget how to behave in class we are warned that we might move onto a yellow traffic light and if we continue with poor behaviour we may even move onto a red light and sit on the thinking chair.
We have personal targets that we try to hit to improve our work and Mrs Watkins marks our work with a star and a wish to help us see what we have done well and what we can work on in the future.
We like to go outside lots to discover different ways of finding out so we always remember to bring our coats and wear sensible shoes. We keep wellies in the cloakroom in case it’s wet outside.
Our teachers enjoy working with us and we enjoy working together!